Terri Schiavo — yeah, I’m sure you’re sick of hearing about it

I’m bumping this because I believe it’s worth keeping in focus.

I’m going to try to keep this short and to the point (there’s no way for this one to be “sweet”). What’s going on in Florida with this woman is, IMNSHO, an abomination. Don’t we have a Constitution that prohibits “cruel and unusual” punishment? If someone starves an animal to death, we consider it a crime. Mass murderers at least get a quick exit via a needle and speedy drugs. This poor woman has harmed no one, and yet she’s being deliberately and with forethought starved to death — which is, by all accounts, a slow and excruciatingly painful way to go. There’s no way someone can do this to another human being and claim it’s out of love for them. It’s vicious no matter how you look at it.

And as far as her husband’s “rights” go — didn’t he effectively and morally give that position up when he became engaged to, had children with and set up house-keeping with another woman?

It’s inexcusable.

This site has some very interesting information: http://hyscience.typepad.com/


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rich
    Mar 24, 2005 @ 01:47:56

    Bravo Placid I couldnt have said it better myself.


  2. Rich
    Mar 24, 2005 @ 16:15:32

    Placid just ignore it I know what you meant and for once actually agree with you 🙂


  3. PlacidAir
    Mar 25, 2005 @ 04:50:53

    Thanks Rich — one of the joys of running your own blog is you can delete the trolls. 😉


  4. Cal
    Mar 25, 2005 @ 17:34:54

    Bravo, PA! Nice blog you’ve got here! I completely agree on this!


  5. joel
    Apr 07, 2005 @ 19:42:24

    Wouldn’t the greater abomination be to cause someone to live like an animal and call it ‘life’?


  6. PlacidAir
    Apr 26, 2005 @ 03:17:26

    We all “live like animals” — we are “animals”. Next time you bite into that cheeseburger remember the food chain. Next time you do anything physical, remember you are operating via your animal body. The question here is not “cause” — whatever put her in that state in the first place caused it. Starving and dehydrating someone to death is a horrendous act, no matter what state they were in when you started.


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